Sometimes life gets a little rough, and we all need a bit of joy in our lives. We often talk about warnings that come from the Bible, how to live or not live our lives. However, sometimes we forget that the Bible tells us to enjoy life a little bit. God did not mean for us to be sad or serious all the time. He tells us that there are many reasons to have joy in our lives and he wants that for us. He instructs that of us!
Psalm 27:6 - "Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD."
Psalm 97:11-12 - "Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name."
Psalm 118:24 - "This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Proverbs 15:13 - "A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit."
Proverbs 15:23 - "A man finds joy in giving an apt reply - and how good is a timely word!"
Proverbs 17:22 - "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."